We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Our cross country season has ended and our athletes are now training for Track & Field. Both our boys and girls teams were the fastest Bridgeport teams at the FCIAC Cross Country Championship meet. Additionally, both the boys and girls teams returned to the CIAC state class championship meets for the first time in recent memory (we are still trying to determine this date - contact us if you have any insight!) The future of the program looks bright, and a huge reason for that is our wonderful community of fans, family, and donors. On that note, we have two quick updates. First, we have made our first purchase. Second, uniforms will be purchased for both the boys and girls teams within days. Keep reading to hear a little bit more about both of these updates!
1.) Cyber Monday rolled around with some great offers from our equipment supplier, MF Athletics. As a result, I was able to acquire the following equipment: 30 Resistance Mini Bands, 4 PB Elite Foam Rollers, 1 Track/XC Spike Kit (contains about 1,000 replacement spikes), 20 Banana Hurdles (used for speed development), 6 Resistance Tubes, 12 Field Cones, and 2 Speed and Agility Ladders. Additionally, MF contributed $100 of gift cards for future purchases. These training supplies will start arriving Friday and will be used immediately at practice for Track & Field athletes, as well as various other athletes participating in our newly-launched winter Strength & Conditioning Club.
2.) Paperwork for uniforms is currently changing hands. We will be ordering 40 new uniforms for boys and 40 new uniforms for girls. These uniforms will be state-of-the-art quality from Brooks Running. Our vision from Day 1 has always been to aggressively pursue the best quality product for our student-athletes, and these uniforms will certainly fit that bill!
I want to end by thanking all of our donors for making this possible. As promised, I will keep you updated every step of the way. Receipts, photos, and other awesome information will be posted on our website. Check us out at http://hardingrunning.wordpress.com/